Seafront murder trial - Teen found guilty of murder

The seafront memorial to tragic Michael 'Angel' Graham, after he was killed in April. Macauley Jenkinson has now been found guilty of his murder.
The seafront memorial to tragic Michael 'Angel' Graham, after he was killed in April. Macauley Jenkinson has now been found guilty of his murder.
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A 17-year-old has been found guilty of murdering teenager Michael ‘Angel’ Graham.

The murderer can now be named as Macauley Jenkinson, after an anonymity order was lifted by The Recorder of Middlesbrough Simon Bourne-Arton QC, at Teeside Crown Court this afternoon.

Jenkinson killed the 19-year-old by knifing him 12 times in the back during a seafront brawl in April.

He was found guilty with a majority verdict, after the 12 person jury failed to reach a unanimous decision.

Jenkinson was only 16 when he was arrested over the murder of the tragic teenager.

During the nine day trial, the jury were told Mr Graham and his attacker had been friends but fell out when Mr Graham taunted the younger boy over his relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Jenkinson is due to be sentenced this afternoon.

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